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113 Famous Quotes by Robert Burns
1/25/1759 - 7/21/1796
Also Known As:  
Rabbie Burns     Ploughman Poet     The Bard
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Oh, stay, sweet warbling woodlark, stay, Nor quit for me the trembling spray, A hapless lover courts thy lay, Thy soothing, fond complaining.

Larks Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Address to the Woodlark

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Comin' through the rye, poor body, Comin' through the rye, She draigl't a' her petticoatie, Comin' through the rye . . . . Gin a body meet a body Comin' through the rye, Gin a body kiss a body Need a body cry?

Kisses Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Bob-tailed Lass, taken from an old song

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To make a happy fireside clime To weans and wife, That's the true pathos and sublime Of human life.

Home Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Epistle to Dr. Blacklock

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And may you better reck the rede, Than ever did th' adviser.

Advice Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Epistle to a Young Friend

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Ah, gentle dames! it gars we greet, To think how mony consels sweet, How mony lengthened, sage advices, The husband frae the wife despises.

Advice Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Tam o'Shanter (l. 33)

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Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!

Affliction Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: In Eutropium (II, 149)

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Green, slender, leaf-clad holly boughs Were twisted gracefu' round her brows, I took her for some Scottish Muse, By that same token, An' come to stop those reckless vows, Would soon be broken.

Holly Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Vision (duan I, st. 9)

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Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.

Inspirational Quotes, by Robert Burns

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The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'menGang aft agley. - "To A Mouse".

Behavior Quotes, by Robert Burns

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There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Certainty Quotes, by Robert Burns

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The great Creator to revereMust sure become the creature;But still the preaching cant forbear,And ev'n the rigid feature:Yet ne'er with wits profane to rangeBe complaisance extended;An atheist laugh's a poor exchangeFor deity offended. - Epistle to a Young Friend, An.

Literature Quotes, by Robert Burns

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When chill November's surly blast make fields and forest bare.

Nature Quotes, by Robert Burns

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Beneath the milk-white thorn that scents the evening gale. from the poem The Cotter’s Saturday Night.

Pain Quotes, by Robert Burns

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